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Martin Pera

Honorary
Anatomy And Neuroscience
science & technology
life sciences & biomedicine
humans
animals
cell biology
cell differentiation
mice
embryonic stem cells
differentiation
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Prof

Martin Pera

 
Division
Medicine, Dentistry And Health Sciences
 
Primary Interest
Regenerative medicine
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Prof

Martin Pera

 

Professor Martin Pera holds the Chair of Stem Cell Sciences at: - The University of Melbourne, Florey Neuroscience and Mental Health Institute and the Walter and Eliza Hall Institute of Medical Research. He is also the Program Leader of Stem Cells Australia, an ARC Special Research Initiative .

He has over 25 years experience in human pluripotent stem cell research and has authored over 100 peer reviewed publications. Pera was among a small number of researchers who pioneered the isolation and characterisation of pluripotent stem cells from human germ cell tumours of the testis, work that provided an important framework for the development of human embryonic stem cells.

His laboratory at Monash University was the second in the world to isolate embryonic stem cells from the human blastocyst, and the first to describe their differentiation into somatic cells in vitro. He has made major contributions to the understanding of human embryonic stem cell biology and has helped many trainees and collaborators to establish themselves in this area of research. He has provided extensive advice to state, national and international regulatory authorities on the scientific background to human embryonic stem cell research, and is a member of the Steering Group of the International Stem Cell Initiative. Most recently, Professor Martin Pera was Head of the Eli and Edythe Broad Centre for Regenerative Medicine and Stem Cell Research at the University of Southern California.

Peer Reviewed Research Publications (Citations as of ISI Web of Science 21/2/14: 152 publications 7920 citations 52.11 citations per item H index 40)

EA: Jennifer Kendall jkendall@unimelb.edu.au

Scholarly Works

Displaying the 212 most recent scholarly works by Martin Pera.

Honours, Awards and Fellowships

2010

University of Queensland

Honorary Professorship

2009

Honorary Appointment, Conjoint Professor, School of Psychiatry

The University of New South Wales

2007

Distinguished Alumni Award

George Washington University

2006

Sir Louis Mathieson Distinguished Visiting Professor

Monash University

2006

Member

The Hinxton Group

2005

Management Board

International Society for the Study of Differentiation

1997

Senior Scientist

Monash Institute of Reproduction and Development

1979

National Research Service Award

National Institutes of Health (U.S.)

2000

Senior Research Fellow, Monash Institute of Reproduction and Development (MIRD)


1984

Research Fellow, Imperial Cancer Research Fund, London, UK


1982

National Institutes of Health Postdoctoral Fellowship; Institute of Cancer Research, London, UK


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Awards

Credentials

Positions


Honorary

Anatomy And Neuroscience

Education


English Language and Literature

College of William & Mary

Pharmacology

The George Washington University

Arts

University of Oxford